October 12, 2006

DT Namewatch, #2: Kinskis & Embracing Ethnic Names

Wow, Namewatch. It's like how, when you learn a new word, you start hearing it everywhere:

  • Aljosha Kinski [boy], Sonja Moussa, Kenia [girls] [imdb bio]
  • Marcus Philimon, Demetrius Anthony, Lumay [from Lumei] Jayon [from Jiyang], and on and on and on [an interesting NYT article about not Anglicizing names]


    Aljosha is a nickname for Alexander in Russian.

    At my sons school there are a lot of Elijiahs, Isaiahs, and Marcos. It's the little white girls who have the ghetto names.

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